Letter Rip

Sep. 10th, 2008 11:16 pm
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1. Comment on this post.
2. I will give you a letter.
3. Think of 5 fictional characters whose name starts with that letter and post their names and your comments on these characters in your LJ.
[livejournal.com profile] wyldemusick  gave me "N."

1. Norville "Shaggy" Rogers:  Greatest of the slackers, and a gourmand of incredible proportions (I only wish I could eat the sandwiches he came up with).  Of course, speculation runs rife on exactly what was in those "Scooby Snacks".

2. Neville Longbottom.  In some ways, the real hero of the Potter books.  Not only does he (technically) win the House Cup in the first book, but while Harry mopes around in hiding, Neville survives torture and gets to be completely badass.  A much better role model, no?

3. Nick Fury:  Still a badass, after all these years. :)

4. Natalia "Natasha" Romanova, better known as the Black Widow.  Formerly a rather cliched villainess, she's lasted through various incarnations (and a certain historical implausibility) to become one of the stalwarts of the Marvel U.  She & Nick could probably headline a great espionage book under the right writer (an Ostrander, Rucka, or Priest).

5. Nyota Penda Uhura.  Another historically significant heroine, who never took any guff from anyone, except perhaps William Shatner (her role in ST V was _painful_... but hey, he was the director). 

Zombie Meme

Jun. 6th, 2008 07:43 pm
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Via [profile] kadymae & [personal profile] jackolantern:

You are in a mall when the zombies attack. You have:
1. one weapon.
2. one song blasting on the speakers.
3. one famous person to fight alongside you.

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Via [profile] black13  :

Your Thinking is Abstract and Sequential
You like to do research and collect lots of information. The more facts you have, the easier it is for you to learn.
You need to figure things out for yourself and consider all possibilities. You tend to become an expert in the subjects that you study.
It's difficult for you to work with people who know less than you do. You aren't a very patient teacher, and you don't like convincing people that you're right.
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From [livejournal.com profile] fastbak77:

NerdTests.com says I'm a Cool Nerd King.  What are you?  Click here!
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Your results:
You are Riddler
Dr. Doom
Green Goblin
The Joker
Mr. Freeze
Lex Luthor
Dark Phoenix
Poison Ivy
Riddle me that, riddle me this, who is obsessed with having a battle of wits??
Click here to take the "Which Super Villain am I?" quiz...
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(from [livejournal.com profile] alexjay by way of [profile] jpsorrow by way of [personal profile] pbray)

Once the shock of reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows for the fifth time in a row wears off, some readers may be wondering what they can read next. So why not start a meme of suggestions?

Here are the rules:

1. You must copy and paste the directions, rules, and the list so far into your blog and then add three (and only three) books to the list.

2. These three book must NOT already be on the list so far. They must be fantasy or science fictional in nature that those who enjoyed Harry Potter may also enjoy. You must provide your name and a link to your blog and/or website so that people may contact you to ask for more information about the books, if they want. They must be books that you have actually read yourself.

3. You cannot recommend a series; instead, recommend the first book in the series. Terry Pratchett's Discworld would NOT be considered a series; but Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time would. Use your best judgment about whether you're recommending a series or not.

4. You must label the books as either YA (young adult, suitable for the younger fans of Harry Potter) or A (adult, suitable for the not-so-younger fans of Harry Potter). Please be clear about this. It will be understood that anything labelled YA is also recommended for A.

5. If you are an author, you CANNOT recommend your own books. (You can however hound your friends into recommending your books.)

6. Providing a link to information about the books you are recommending is optional.

And here's the list so far:

Mario Di Giacomo [livejournal.com profile] mdg1 recommends:

1. Good Omens(A), by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Humorous fantasy, with a similar English mindset.
2. Lord Darcy (A), by Randall Garret. Short mystery stories set in a world where magic is part of society.
3. A Wizard of Earthsea (YA), by Ursula K. LeGuin. The ORIGINAL "wizarding school" book, as far as I know.

Alex Jay Berman [profile] alexjay recommends:
1. Alma Alexander's Worldweavers (YA)--about learning magic despite yourself; despite being a bust at being he seventh child of a seventh child, and what a Potterhead would call a "Muggle".
2. Diane Duane's So You Want to be a Wizard (YA)--a very up-to-date, very American take on the schooling of new wizards and their first clashes with Evil. Perhaps even better than the Potter books for young adults, as it offers a very good reason why Evil exists and continues to exist. (first in a trilogy)
3. Either Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow or Italo Calvino's If on a Winter's Night a Traveler (very much A)--we've already got them hooked on the drug of reading with Potter; now it's time for them to start mainlining the hard stuff ...

(Kidding on that last, of course ...)

Patricia Bray [personal profile] pbray recommends:
1. Diana Wynne Jones's Charmed Life (YA)
2. Susan Cooper's Over Sea, Under Stone (YA)
3. Lloyd Alexander's The Book of Three (YA)

Patricia's picks are books that are marketed as YA, but that she first read and enjoyed as an adult. Much like the Harry Potter books, come to think of it.

Janni Lee Simner [personal profile] janni recommends:
1. Lene Kaaberbol's The Shamer's Daughter (YA)
2. Robin McKinley's The Blue Sword (YA)
3. Tamora Pierce's The Magic in the Weaving (Circle of Magic, Book 1) (YA)

(All books that are, one way or another, about learning magic.)

Joshua Palmatier [profile] jpsorrow recommends:
1. S.C. Butler's Reiffen's Choice (YA)
2. Jim Hines' Goblin Quest (YA)
3. Patricia Bray's The First Betrayal (A)
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Your Score: Ceiling Cat

50% Affectionate, 37% Excitable, 44% Hungry

You are a master of stealth. They never see you coming. But you always see them coming. HEY-O!

Link: The Which Lolcat Are You? Test written by GumOtaku on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test
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Although I sometimes get INTJ.

Your Personality is Very Rare (INTP)

Your personality type is goofy, imaginative, relaxed, and brilliant.

Only about 4% of all people have your personality, including 2% of all women and 6% of all men
You are Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, and Perceiving.
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When you see this post, quote from Doctor Who on your LJ.

There are worlds out there where the sky is burning, and the sea is asleep, and the rivers dream. People made of smoke and cities made of song. Somewhere there's danger, somewhere there's injustice, somewhere else the tea's getting cold. Come on, Ace; we've got work to do!

The Doctor's final words, in "Survival"

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You know the Bible 92%!

Wow! You are awesome! You are a true Biblical scholar, not just a hearer but a personal reader! The books, the characters, the events, the verses - you know it all! You are fantastic!

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